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Posted on: January 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Young Girl Reports Suspicious Male


Young Girl Reports Suspicious Male 

An 11-year-old female reported a stranger asked her to walk over to him as she walked home from her bus stop near N. Idaho and E. Queen in East Spokane County. She did the right thing, telling the male she isn’t allowed to talk to strangers and ran away. Deputies are hoping to identify the man and interview him about this activity.

On January 22, 2020, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a young female reported she was walking home from her bus stop, and a male stranger tried to talk to her. The male was standing next to a white pickup with dual tires in the rear, black mud flaps, and a work-toolbox in the bed.

He said, “I have a question.  Come here.” Knowing what to do, she said she wasn’t allowed to talk to strangers and did not approach. When he repeated his comment, she ran away.

When she ran, the male got into his truck and drove away. 

At this time, it is not clear why the male attempted to contact this child or what his intentions were. 


The male was described as possibly being in his late 40’s to early 50’s, approximately 5’09-5’10”, with a heavy build, a mustache and what was described as a brown/red/strawberry blond close-cut mohawk haircut.  He was wearing a white tank top and blue basketball style shorts.

Anyone with information regarding similar incidents in the area or can help identify this male is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10009693.  


This young girl knew what to do in a situation like this and did a great job getting the best description she could while staying safe.  Parents, please talk to your children about what they would do in a similar situation and how to keep themselves safe. 


For additional information and safety tips, please visit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) Kid Smart page https://www.kidsmartz.org/   


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